The Gate-Stones of Lunestriel
The Avians were among the original races that called Lunestriel their home before the arrival of the Dowmarii, which means “Portal-Born” in Ancient Lunerii. The Avians are of the Lomarii, meaning “Lunar-Born” in Ancient Lunerii. Like the Aaenshi, they are an old race in Lunestriel.
Avians are a race of bird-like humanoids skilled in tactics. They are not quite as tall as your average human, standing between 5 and 6 feet tall. Avians typically weigh around 90 to 110lbs. They have humanoid-like hands and talon-like feet, and a set of feathered wings equal in length to their height. Their heads are quite birdlike, with a sharp beak and piercing eyes. Their feathers are often colored not unlike the natural elements, including light blue, brown and tan, white, black, and pale green. Other colors do occur but are limited. Some Avians will also dye their feathers for various reasons. Most, however, prefer the natural camouflage their feathers provide. Avians reach maturity by age 12 and can live to be as old as 120.
Avians are perfectionists and skilled strategists. They begin training early and are excellent fighters and tacticians. They believe in strong discipline and careful planning. All Avians love a challange, and thoroughly enjoy games of strategy. They are, however, awkward in many social situations and prefer to spend their time in reading or study. Avians do respond well to those they see useful or entertaining. They love to learn and gain experience from the real world and often adventure to practice their skills and craft.
Avians are proud creatures. Avians strive for perfection, which causes them to be difficult to work with sometimes. They tend build settlements in secluded areas which are easily defensible. They often build fortress up in the mountains or deep in the forests. They are quite proficient with cavalry and weaponry, resulting from their strong militaristic upbringing.